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[movies]tedtalks_2014-04-30_collection_index - John Hauser
This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
Keywords: TedTalks; Index
Downloads: 19
[movies]Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage - TED.com
It's been said that when an elder dies, it's as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories and lore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; 2010
Downloads: 298
[movies]Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives - TED.com
Patenting a new drug helps finance its immense cost to develop -- but that same patent can put advanced treatments out of reach for sick people in developing nations, at deadly cost. Ellen 't Hoen talks about an elegant, working solution to the problem: the Medicines Patent Pool. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxZurich; 2012
Downloads: 515
[movies]Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools - TED.com
America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits -- with the financing of education at the losing end.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 82
[movies]Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean - TED.com
Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 250
[movies]Renny Gleeson on antisocial phone tricks - TED.com
In this funny (and actually poignant) 3-minute talk, social strategist Renny Gleeson breaks down our always-on social world -- where the experience we're having right now is less interesting than what we'll tweet about it later.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; 2009
Downloads: 87
[movies]David Pogue on cool phone tricks - TED.com
In this engaging talk from the EG'08 conference, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy cell phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2008; TED; Talks; 2008
Downloads: 129
[movies]Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television - TED.com
TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are -- in ways we might not have expected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; 2010
Downloads: 285
[movies]John Maeda on the simple life - TED.com
The MIT Media Lab's John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated. Here he talks about paring down to basics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; 2007
Downloads: 139
[movies]Deb Roy: The birth of a word - TED.com
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 146
[movies]Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams - TED.com
It’s an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small percentage of drivers to stay off major roads can make traffic jams a thing of the past. (Filmed at TEDxHelvetia.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; transportation; TEDxHelvetia; 2012
Downloads: 210
[movies]Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness - TED.com
Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world -- by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; architecture; design; 2010
Downloads: 279
[movies]Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving - TED.com
Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world -- but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada. The Sacred Headwaters, remote and pristine, are under threat because they hide rich tar sands. With stunning photos, Davis asks a tough question: How can we balance society's need for fuels with the urge to protect such glorious wilderness?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; environment; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 133
[movies]Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney - TED.com
Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 267
[movies]Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future - TED.com
Ge Wang makes computer music, but it isn’t all about coded bleeps and blips. With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, he creates new instruments out of unexpected materials—like an Ikea bowl—that allow musicians to play music that’s both beautiful and expressive.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; music; technology; TEDxStanford; 2014
Downloads: 45
[movies]JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out - TED.com
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 201
[movies]Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without - TED.com
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 331
[movies]Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! - TED.com
There's a place in France where the robots do a dance. And that place is TEDxConcorde, where Bruno Maisonnier of Aldebaran Robotics choreographs a troupe of tiny humanoid Nao robots through a surprisingly emotive performance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; robots; TEDGlobal 2005; 2012
Downloads: 200
[movies]Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral - TED.com
Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDYouth; TED; Talks; entertainment; video; 2012
Downloads: 218
[movies]Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries - TED.com
Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore. As the Sandy Glacier slowly slides down Mount Hood in Oregon, the caves and tunnels inside it morph annually thanks to warm water from above and warm air from below. At TEDYouth, Cartaya takes us inside these magical spaces where the ice glows in bright blues and greens, and where artifacts rain from the ceiling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; exploration; TEDYouth 2013; 2013
Downloads: 58
[movies]Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! - TED.com
When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research got very very personal -- and led him to a powerful business model. (Filmed in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED@Bangalore; 2012
Downloads: 233
[movies]Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car - TED.com
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 357
[movies]Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 285
[movies]Anne Curzan: What makes a word “real”? - TED.com
One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; language; TEDxUofM; 2014
Downloads: 52
[movies]Jeff Hancock: 3 types of (digital) lies - TED.com
Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; technology; TEDxWinnipeg; 2012
Downloads: 223
[movies]Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words - TED.com
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxZurich; TED; Talks; statistics; visualizations; 2011
Downloads: 133
[movies]Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness - TED.com
At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; math; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 37
[movies]Greg Lynn on calculus in architecture - TED.com
Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture -- and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. A glorious church in Queens (and a titanium tea set) illustrate his theory.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; 2005
Downloads: 166
[movies]Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education - TED.com
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 402
[movies]Danny Hillis: Understanding cancer through proteomics - TED.com
Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body -- while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what's going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; 2010
Downloads: 284
[movies]Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world - TED.com
When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colorful pieces of candy and the stamens in a flower become like fantastical spires at an amusement park. Gary Greenberg reveals the thrilling details of the micro world. (Filmed at TEDxMaui.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; nature; photography; TEDxMaui; 2012
Downloads: 293
[movies]Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything - TED.com
The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; advertising; culture; TEDxAthens; 2011
Downloads: 365
[movies]Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold - TED.com
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 389
[movies]Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning - TED.com
Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what's to come.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; government; TED Fellows Retreat 2013; 2013
Downloads: 82
[movies]Philip Evans: How data will transform business - TED.com
What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; TED@BCG San Francisco; 2013; TED@BCG San Francisco
Downloads: 317
[movies]Tom Rielly delivers a comic sendup of TED2006 - TED.com
Satirist Tom Rielly delivers a wicked parody of the 2006 TED conference, taking down the $100 laptop, the plight of the polar bear, and people who mention, one too many times, that they work at Harvard. Watch for a special moment between Tom and Al Gore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; comedy; culture; performance; 2006
Downloads: 254
[movies]Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies - TED.com
As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; design; map; technology; 2009
Downloads: 77
[movies]Aris Venetikidis: Making sense of maps - TED.com
Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map. (Filmed at TEDxDublin)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; interface design; map; TEDxDublin; 2012
Downloads: 133
[movies]Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars - TED.com
At TEDxNASA, planetary scientist Joel Levine shows some intriguing -- and puzzling -- new discoveries about Mars: craters full of ice, traces of ancient oceans, and compelling hints at the presence, sometime in the past, of life. He makes the case for going back to Mars to find out more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; exploration; life; science; space; technology; TEDxNASA; 2009
Downloads: 280
[movies]Bill Gross on new energy - TED.com
Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab, talks about his life as an inventor, starting with his high-school company selling solar energy plans and kits. Learn here about a groundbreaking system for solar cells -- and some questions we haven't yet solved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; invention; technology; TED2003; 2003
Downloads: 286
[movies]JP Rangaswami: Information is food - TED.com
How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; philosophy; TED@SXSWi; 2012
Downloads: 93
[movies]Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action - TED.com
"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital... and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; design; sustainability; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 64
[movies]Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution - TED.com
Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt's democratic revolution ... with a Facebook page memorializing a victim of the regime's violence. Speaking at TEDxCairo, he tells the inside story of the past two months, when everyday Egyptians showed that "the power of the people is stronger than the people in power."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; politics; social change; 2011
Downloads: 63
[movies]Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion - TED.com
We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; investment; 2010
Downloads: 99
[movies]Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read - TED.com
Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader. Welcome to the blind reading revolution. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; choice; design; disability; technology; TEDxSydney; 2013
Downloads: 72
[movies]Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top! - TED.com
Kicking off the TED2013 conference, Jennifer Granholm asks a very American question with worldwide implications: How do we make more jobs? Her big idea: Invest in new alternative energy sources. And her big challenge: Can it be done with or without our broken Congress?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; global issues; work; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 474
[movies]Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film - TED.com
Filmmaker Martin Villeneuve talks about Mars et Avril, the Canadian sci-fi spectacular he made with virtually no money. In a charming talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 138
[movies]Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons - TED.com
Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It's a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 144
[movies]Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no - TED.com
Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for ‘no.’ When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators, no to military rule and no to violence.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; world cultures; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 406
[movies]Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming - TED.com
Has our technology -- our cell phones and iPods and cameras -- stopped us from dreaming? Young artist Shilo Shiv Suleman says no, as she demos "Khoya," her new storybook for iPad, which floats us through a magical world in 7 minutes of pure creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; art; creativity; 2011
Downloads: 316
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